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Chapter 1-World Faiths

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Economic System
the network of services by which a group of people obtain food, water, shelter, and other material necessities
Political System
the network of governement to ensure the provision of necessities in an orderly and equitable manner.
Human Society
the organization of people into political and social groups to provide the necessities of life.
Culture
a people's expression of who they are and what they believe about themselves and the world in which they live, the sum of their art, literature, music, dance, folklore, and religion.
Secular
nonreligious; wordly or temporal.
mystery
the unknown and unknowable dimension of reality that lies behind and beyond ordinary human experience.
Religion
the response a person gives to the mystery of life that is organized, ritualized, and agreed upon by a group of people.
Ritual
the ordered words and actions of a religious ceremony
Areligious
without religion
Infantilism
the living of religion on the level of children
anthropomorphism
describing of gods or goddeses in human forms and possesing human characteristics
henotheism
the worship of one deity out of several as the special god of one's family, tribe, or clan